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LINN COUNTY REPUBLIC, Date unknown
Obituary of JOHN KIRK JACKSON
JOHN JACKSON IS BURIED
Aged Citizen Passed Away Friday and Was Buried Sunday

John Jackson, who for many years has lived a mile west of Wall Street, died at the home of his son Morton last Friday.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. N. Gause at the Wall Street Christian church Sunday and the body was buried in Wesley Chapel cemetery.

Mr. Jackson had been in poor health for some time and a short time ago he and his wife moved in with their son Morton Jackson where they made their home until his death. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He united with the Baptist church.

At the beginning of the Civil War, riding a horse he called Charlie he rode to a village called Bishop's Mills, later Jackson Mills, and volunteered in Co., K, 7th Kentucky cavalry, under Col. Folkner. He was orderly for Capt. Golden on Gen. McCook's staff in Sherman's march to the sea. He served 3 years and 10 days and was never injured, but his horse Charley he lost. At the close of the war he was discharged.

After the war Mr. Jackson came home to his brother, who had married and moved to Lebanon, Boone County, Ind., where he married Mary Elizabeth Pointer, September 17, 1867. His children are a daughter, Mrs. Amazetta Henderson and Wm. Morton Jackson.
In 1870, Mr. Jackson and brother Alfred moved to Lafayette county, MO. Two years later they moved to Butler, MO., where they became partners in farming and carpenter work until 1898 when they came to Kansas, buying farms within a mile of each other, the farthest they had ever been apart in their lives except during the war and one year in Lafayette county, John K. moving in 1870 and Alfred in 1871.

Here near Wall Street Mr. Jackson has lived since coming to the county, where both of his children have always lived near him, always very thoughtful of their father and mother.

Being in poor health and having trouble with his heart, some of the children or grandchildren have been with Mr. Jackson and his wife constantly, never leaving him alone except a few minutes at a time. A few days before death came his son took them home with him for the winter, 
where he died.
Transcribed and Contributed by Elizabeth Smith


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